Gordon R. Sherman
On March 31st, this world lost a caring, loving and witty gentle giant, He was 67.
He was born in Gardiner Maine, May 23, 1949, son of Francis H. and Eleanor Brown Sherman.
Gordon lived his entire life in Richmond and could tell lots of tales about his boyhood.
He graduated from Richmond High School 1967, attended SMVTI and throughout the years took many courses at CMVTI.
He has worked as a chef, construction crew, loved operating any big machinery, State of Maine road crew, Superintendent of the sewer district, used car dealer, real estate agent and marine repair and transportation.
Gordon was a past member of the Richmond Fire Department, he served on the board of selectman, budget committee and the utilities district. He was past Master of Village Masonic Lodge #26 formally Richmond Lodge.
On September 6, 1969 he married his best friend, soul mate and love of his life Ruth Brown. They shared 47 years.
Gordon was happiest when he was in the comfort of his home. He always looked forward to family gatherings or friends visiting.
Survived by his wife Ruth, sons Andrew and Alton all of Richmond, His grandchildren and apple of his eyes Aurora and Connor Sherman of Albion. his brother Paul Sherman of Winthrop, In-laws who he loved dearly, David and Prudy Brown of East Pittston, Darryl and Norma Brown of West Gardiner, Beverly Brown of Augusta, special cousin and good friend Eric Wood of Boothbay, several nieces and nephews who always made his eyes sparkle.
He was pre-deceased by his parents, brother-in-law Keith Brown, several aunts and uncles.
His family would like to thank Chans Home Health and Hospice, he had wonderful care from some wonderful staff. His nurse Pam was outstanding and Gordon looked forward to her visits.
At Gordon's request there will be no visiting hours or funeral services.
To honor his memory, please share a smile, give to the needy, share a hug, lend an ear and care about those less fortunate than yourself.
To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.